Jennifer brings compassion and an open heart to her position as Family Support Advocate and Peer Recovery Coach, and her experience in the recovery community has uniquely prepared her for this role – and for this, she is very grateful. For many years, Jennifer has served as a volunteer Pastoral Care Associate in her faith community, which strengthened her gifts and skills in accompanying others during overwhelming, painful times. Jennifer has pursued her love of learning throughout her life, earning three Master’s Degrees in Human Development, Library and Information Science, and most recently Theological Studies. She holds a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction from Moravian Theological Seminary, and companions individuals in recovery as a Spiritual Director. Jennifer stepped away from her Academic Librarian positions when her children were small, to embark, with her husband, on the journey of rearing five children. Presently, Jennifer is looking forward to the time, post pandemic, when traveling resumes; she is eager to visit her young adult children and grandchildren in the Northeast and the South. Meanwhile, she spends much of her free time outdoors and loving on her small menagerie of cats, dogs, rabbits and donkeys!